July 2012 News

Pneumatech Shows New Houston Facility to Distributors
Reveals plan to increase opportunities worldwide.

U.S. Construction Inches Up in June
All sectors post slight gains.

AD Independents Grow Above Market
Sales for AD Affiliates grew by 12% in the first half of 2012 to $12.8 billion.

Fastenal Names New President
Leland J. Hein Jr. replaces Will Oberton, who will remain CEO.

CSDA Announces Fall 2012-Winter 2013 Training Dates
Courses to cover slab sawing, operator certification and core drilling.

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Builder Award for Eighth Straight Year
David Weekley Homes’ gives  Simpson its “Partners of Choice” award for eight years running.

Epicor and True Value Expand Partnership
POS systems contract is extended for three years.

ABC Supply to Open New Branch in Carnegie, Pa.
New 42,000-square-foot store will be ABC's second in metro Pittsburgh.

Apple to Build $300M Facility in Texas=
Austin, Texas project is slated to begin construction this fall. 

The Roads of Texas Roads are A'Crumbling
Texas DOT estimates $2 billion a year is needed to maintain rural roads damaged by oil-industry related traffic.

Stanley Black & Decker to Acquire Infastech
Deal pays $850 million for Hong Kong fastener maker.

Polyglass U.S.A Launches Web Site for Canadian Market
New site is presented in both English and French.

New Residential Sales Figures for June Present Mixed Bag
New home sales slide 8.4 percent from May but track 15.1 percent over June 2011.

Buyers Products Acquires Additional Production Facility
Growing sales of SnowDogg and related product lines prompt expansion.

Radians Breaks Ground on New Warehouse
New 36,000 square-foot building brings Radians' warehousing space to more than 100,000 square feet.

Igloo Signs Cooler Decor Deal
Partnership with Visual Promotions will make it easier for distributors to access Igloo premium products.

Ergodyne Hosts 15th Annual Safety Industry Charity Golf Tournament
Event raises $244,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

Spider Unveils Competent Person Training Program
Course is offered in two versions; one for commercial construction and one for plants and infrastructure.

Coxreels Moves to New Facility
New Tempe location has 50 percent more growing space.

BlackBat Stakes Featured on HBO's True Blood
Construction stake maker BlackBat takes on vampires in HBO’s “True Blood.”

Guardian Swivel-Snap Hook Inspection Notice
Notice covers self-retracting lifelines with with manufacture dates between 8/26/2011 and 6/26/2012.

DeWalt and Delmar Create Online Portal for Licensing Exam Prep
New portal provides a convenient way to prepare for building, electrical, plumbing or HVAC licensing exams.

Demand Drives Igloo Yukon Cold Locker Production
Igloo triples production; plans to expand capacity.

CAMO Hidden Deck Fasteners Win Do it Best Award
National Nail fastener system wins Members' Choice award.

In Memoriam: Leon Frey
Former president of Champion Cutting Tool Corp. has passed away.

Hercules Launches Social Media
Hercules adds Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages plus YouTube channel and blog.

NetPlus Alliance Launches New Web Site
New site offers expanded functionality and improved navigation.

World Trade Center Transportation Hub Begins to Take Shape
Work on the $4 billion project has been mostly below ground, but now the above-ground structure is becoming visible.

Big Dig Costs Pegged at $24.3 Billion
Costs constrict funds available for other projects.

White Cap Introduces 2012-13 Full-Line Catalog
Catalog features more than 16,000 products in over 700 pages.

Newborn Brothers Promotes Albert Lee to President
Lee moves up from Vice President/General Manager.

Sonnhalter Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Third Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive
Help eliminate substandard housing by donating extra inventory, demo models and building materials.

Cintas Introduces GlucoBurst for Diabetes Management in the Workplace
Blood sugar control is made easier with new solution for first-aid cabinets.

Coleman Cable Announces Organizational Changes
Kathy Jo Van, Dave Oriatti and Gene Stang earn promotions.

Evergreen Marketing Group Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors and Supplier Advisory Council
Eric Grabowski of Edge Construction Supply chairs Board of Directors; Bill Ley of JOBOX chairs Supplier Advisory Council.

Radians Welcomes Gil Truesdale as VP of Industrial Sales
Joins Radians from Vanguard Safety.

Bosch Blitzes the Market
New tools, accessories and a revolutionary storage system.

Online Exclusive: Six Tips for Promoting Eye Safety in the Workplace
Cintas offers tips to protect employees for Eye Injury Prevention Month.

Big Ass Fans Launches iPad App Fan Controller
System allows users to control multiple fans from a single location.

Dorner Joins Incline Equity Partners
Rich Ryan Named CEO.

Wind-lock Releases Mobile Web Site
Site is compatible with all mobile devices.

U.S. Construction Grows 0.9 Percent in May
Residential, commercial sectors show ongoing recovery.